This week was spent doing more priming, mostly on the previously painted, detached details of the house, most of which got a bit of sanding before getting primed: The trim and shutters you see in the photo above did not come with the Alison Jr. kit. I’m doing a bit of kit bashing with this project,… Continue reading New Roof and Bits and Pieces
Hope everyone is having a lovely Monday afternoon and a blessed day! Well, thanks to the viral bronchitis I’ve been struggling with for nearly two months, I wasn’t able to spend hours and hours on the dollhouse this weekend as I would have liked but I did manage to get a little done (no pun… Continue reading Patience and Primer
Not a great deal of progress to report from yesterday, just working on getting the main body of the house painted. It’s slow going trying not to slather blue all over the trim and window boxes. Still, I’m quite happy with the color (though I’ll be very glad when that green is covered up as… Continue reading Got the Blues
One of the first things that occurred to me when thinking about working on the dollhouse again was that it would require a new paint job. Not only because the extensions I wanted to add to it were as yet unpainted, but what looked good to me seventeen years ago doesn’t please me nearly as… Continue reading Decisions, Repairs, and Paint
I became interested in miniatures in the same way I expect many young girls do, my father made me a dollhouse for Christmas. I was quite little at the time and remember sneaking upstairs by myself from the basement family room to have a peek at it while the others were downstairs. That house gave… Continue reading About the Dollhouse
My husband has the patience of Job. When I got it into my head that I would very much like to end my hiatus from the 1:12 world and bring my dollhouse out of the depths of my parents’ basement, I asked him if he’d be okay with it. He said he was. At some point… Continue reading First Things First: Creating a Workspace
Hello! My name is Eden, and welcome to Gingerbread and Shingles: The Making of a Dollhouse. I’m so glad you took the time to stop by. I began Gingerbread and Shingles as a means to document my adventures in the miniature hobby, specifically the renovation of my dollhouses (one of them is a Victorian, hence the… Continue reading Hello and Welcome!